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Download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Beta

IT professionals can now download Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1) Beta through the TechNet Evaluation Center. This combined service pack includes changes to both Windows platforms. The beta release is not available to home users.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/ff183870.aspx

Download System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) 2.0

System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal (SSP) 2.0 lets you build the foundation for an on-premises cloud infrastructure, enabling you to deliver IT as a service for your organization. Using SSP, you can respond more effectively - and at lower cost - to the rapidly changing needs of your organization. SSP is freely available, and fully supported by Microsoft.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=fef38539-ae5a-462b-b1c9-9a02238bb8a7&displaylang=en

Download the Hyper-V Architecture Poster

Similar to the Windows Server 2008 R2 component poster, the Hyper-V poster is a great visual tool to help in the understanding of the key features and components.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5567b22a-8c47-4840-a88d-23146fd93151

New: Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 5.0

Save valuable IT infrastructure planning time and expense with new MAP 5.0 features including Office 2010 readiness assessment, Windows 2000 Server migration assessment, and inventory of Linux-powered LAMP stacks.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb977556.aspx

Download the Latest MOF Reliability Workbooks: Application Virtualization and User State Virtualization

The latest workbooks provide knowledge, specific tasks, and schedules needed to keep Microsoft Application Virtualization and User State Virtualization running smoothly.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee923724.aspx

Windows Virtualization Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualization

The World Simplified is a Virtual World

http://blogs.technet.com/virtualworld

The App-V Product Team Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/appv

The Official MDOP Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/mdop

Ask the Directory Services Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askds

Ask the Performance Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf

Microsoft Enterprise Networking Team

http://blogs.technet.com/networking

Ask the Core Team

http://blogs.technet.com/askcore

Ntdebugging Blog

http://blogs.msdn.com/ntdebugging

The Hot Blog

http://blogs.technet.com/hot

 

Downloads

Word 2010: Interactive menu to ribbon guide

A visual, interactive reference guide to help you find commands in Word 2010.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0bf2a197-6336-4d51-9eeb-9d460ccaaff3

Test Lab Guide: Demonstrate DirectAccess with Network Access Protection (NAP)

This step-by-step guide shows you how to configure NAP enforcement for access to the intranet in the DirectAccess test lab.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=8d21a4ee-6b60-4d6a-b789-e47139a43a3c

VMM 2008 R2 Documentation

This download provides technical documentation for VMM 2008 R2

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=e547b676-112f-419e-8d8f-6920beca0845

Windows Server AppFabric

Windows Server AppFabric is a set of integrated technologies that make it easier to build, scale and manage Web and composite applications that run on IIS.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=467e5aa5-c25b-4c80-a6d2-9f8fb0f337d2

Microsoft Assessment and Planning

The Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit makes it easy to assess your current IT infrastructure for a variety of technology migration projects. This Solution Accelerator provides a powerful inventory, assessment, and reporting tool to simplify the migration planning process.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=67240b76-3148-4e49-943d-4d9ea7f77730

Deploying USB Redirection with RemoteFX Step-by-Step Guide

Walks you through the process of setting up USB redirection with RemoteFX in a test environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=4b290885-2da1-4432-baab-87346c96b63c

Deploying a Single RemoteFX Server Step-by-Step Guide

Walks you through the process of setting up a working virtual desktop that uses RemoteFX and is accessible by using Remote Desktop Connection in a test environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dab3196b-97ec-4fbf-86b4-cc8023d8c111

Deploying RemoteFX on a Remote Desktop Session Host Server Step-by-Step Guide

Walks you through the process of setting up a working Remote Desktop Session Host that uses RemoteFX and is accessible by using Remote Desktop Connection in a test environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=d90e841f-d84c-4746-b0f3-3c16e71d1ed1

Deploying RemoteFX for Virtual Desktop Pools Step-by-Step Guide

Walks you through the process of setting up a working virtual desktop pool that uses RemoteFX in a test environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=c031b617-1c9b-4ccf-bc13-df6199003e9e

Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 Release Candidate

The Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0 (VMMSSP) is a fully supported, partner-extensible solution that can be used by customers to pool, allocate, and manage their compute, network and storage resources to deliver the foundation for a private cloud platform in their datacenter.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=fef38539-ae5a-462b-b1c9-9a02238bb8a7

Bing Travel Planner Beta for Outlook

Bing travel helps you Know When To Buy™, When To Fly™, and Where To Stay™ - all based on a huge volume of airfare and hotel rate data that we process every day. The Bing Travel add-in makes finding the lowest fare faster and easier because it’s available anytime in Outlook.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=64ca7137-d8d8-49f1-ae42-00e9fcbf775f

BDD and MDT Archive

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit 2010 Update 1 is the recommended process and toolset to automate desktop and server deployment. The support status of earlier versions is outlined here.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=02a2605d-51e8-469f-be4a-1dd2af580502

Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit

The Microsoft Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT) version 5.6 contains the necessary tools and documentation to evaluate and mitigate application compatibility issues before deploying Windows 7®, Windows Vista®, a Windows Update, or a new version of Windows Internet Explorer® in your environment.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=24da89e9-b581-47b0-b45e-492dd6da2971

Events/Webcasts

Live Webcasts:

Full list can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/events/default.mspx

Interactive Webcast Calendar

The interactive calendar will help you quickly find live webcasts that fit your schedule as well as on-demand webcasts to view at your convenience. You can choose your time zone and filter this list by audience, webcast series, product or topic, and presenter.

http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/calendar/monthview.aspx

Monthly Archived Webcasts:

http://www.microsoft.com/events/webcasts/library/default.mspx

Desktop Virtualization Hour

Take a technical deep dive with resources, tools, and expert guidance for your Windows client infrastructure.What is the best migration path to Windows 7? What’s the best desktop management strategy for your company? Which virtualization solutions can save you time and money? Join us in this virtual event and learn how Microsoft can help you discover choices, preserve & extend your existing investments. Learn how Microsoft’s virtualization vision and technologies can help you.

http://www.desktopvirtualizationhour.com/

Windows 7 End User Adoption Resources

Microsoft® has developed resources to help support your organization’s deployment and adoption of Windows® 7. Ranging from promotional merchandise to customizable posters and email templates, these materials are available for order and download today from the online Windows 7 Customer Shop. Join us in this informational webcast to learn how you can take advantage of the wide array of resources to: Host internal Windows 7 learning sessions with the Windows 7 Tips & Tricks PPT Presentation Send Windows 7 tips & tricks email templates Drive awareness with engaging posters Order Windows 7 merchandise Use the Productivity Hub Leverage the Productivity Blog And more… ...

7/7/2010 12:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 7/7/2012 11:59 PM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: IT Decision Maker

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032453941&culture=en-US

Business Insights Webcast: Simplifying Desktop Management with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (Level 100)

Enterprise IT infrastructures are becoming increasingly complex to manage. The Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) is a dynamic desktop solution that is available as a subscription for Software Assurance customers. The solution suite enhances application deployment and compatibility, increases IT staff responsiveness and end user uptime, and helps reduce the total cost of ownership of desktop software and IT management. Attend this webcast to learn more. Presenter: Niamh Coleman, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation View other sessions from Grow Your Business With Microsoft If you have questions or feedback, contact us. In addition to Business Insights webcasts, Microsoft offers a complimentary e-newsletter with real-world examples of how to align IT with your business strategy. You get tips and techniques on using Microsoft technologies and straight talk about solutions that work for mid-sized businesses. If you would like to receive the Business Insights newsletter, click here.

Regardless of any contact preferences you might have previously made on this Microsoft site or on other Microsoft sites or services, by registering for this webcast or virtual lab, you consent and agree to allow Microsoft or one of its third-party agents to contact you no more than three (3) instances for the purpose of soliciting feedback on the webcast or virtual lab or to supply you with special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the webcast or virtual lab. Any other use of the personal information in your Microsoft Passport profile is subject to the Microsoft Privacy Statement. You can learn more about the privacy and security of Microsoft Passport Network at www.Passport.net ...

7/29/2010 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 7/28/2012 12:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Tech Influencing BDM

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032453285&culture=en-US

Business Insights Webcast: Microsoft App-V: Saving Time, Improving Quality, and Reducing Costs (Level 100)

As the complexity of delivering and managing an increasingly large portfolio of applications continues to grow, IT departments need to deliver and manage applications at reduced cost while providing flexibility and agility. Attend this webcast to learn how Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) can help your organization manage applications simply, easily and more cost effectively. App-V, part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP), represents a revolutionary shift in the way desktop applications are prepared, delivered, managed, and supported. Join us to discover how App-V helps you to transform applications into centrally managed virtual services to reduce the cost of application deployment, eliminate application conflicts and reboots, and increase user productivity. Presenter: Karri Alexion-Tiernan, Director, Windows Client Product Mgmt. - Commercial, Microsoft Corporation If you have questions or feedback, contact us. In addition to Business Insights webcasts, Microsoft offers a complimentary e-newsletter with real-world examples of how to align IT with your business strategy. You get tips and techniques on using Microsoft technologies and straight talk about solutions that work for mid-sized businesses. If you would like to receive the Business Insights newsletter, click here. Regardless of any contact preferences you might have previously made on this Microsoft site or on other Microsoft sites or services, by registering for this webcast or virtual lab, you consent and agree to allow Microsoft or one of its third-party agents to contact you no more than three (3) instances for the purpose of soliciting feedback on the webcast or virtual lab or to supply you with special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the webcast or virtual lab. Any other use of the personal information in your Microsoft Passport profile is subject to the Microsoft Privacy Statement. You can learn more about the privacy and security of Microsoft Passport Network at www.Passport.net ...

8/24/2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 8/24/2010 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Tech Influencing BDM

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032453433&culture=en-US

Orientation for New Service Providers in SPLA

Please join us for a 60 minute Live Meeting session for new service providers who have recently enrolled in the Services Provider Licensing Agreement (SPLA). Agenda: Part l: SPLA Agreement Benefits Services Provider Use Rights (SPUR) Media Requests, License Keys, & Activation Support Requirement Part ll: Licensing Overview Windows Server and Virtualization, Exchange Server SQL Server and Virtualization, SharePoint 2010 Part lll: Usage Reporting Reseller Contacts Part lV: Training and readiness resources Other options for revenue Q&A Audio Information: Dial: 1.866.500.6738 Pass code: 9889742 Leader code: 845605 ...

10/6/2010 11:00 AM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 10/6/2010 12:00 PM | Duration:60 Minutes

Presenter Name: Arti Bhatia, Nicole Palko

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032454306&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Automating and Managing Windows Server Failover Clusters with PowerShell (Level 300)

Learn how the new failover clustering PowerShell cmdlets introduced in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system simplify server management. Coupled with other PowerShell cmdlets included in Windows Server that provide a variety of features and server roles, these new failover clustering tools provide both a powerful command-line interface and scripting capabilities for automation of failover clusters. Attend this webcast to see how easy managing clusters running on Server Core or Microsoft Hyper-V Server can be. Presenter: Ahmed Bisht, Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation View other sessions from Windows Server 2008: Web, Virtualization, Security, and a Solid Foundation If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...

5/24/2010 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/23/2012 12:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: IT Decision Maker

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032448852&culture=en-US

TechNet Webcast: Improving the Availability of Virtualization Deployments with CSV and Hyper-V (Level 300)

Learn about the various factors to consider when deploying Hyper-V on Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV). In this session, we review basic CSV deployment requirements and provide current suggested best practices for configuration of CSV networking and storage. Other topics we cover include CSV backup and restore considerations, redirected I/O, CSV Maintenance Mode, and CSV troubleshooting tips and techniques. Presenter: Jeff Mastro, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation View other sessions from Windows Server 2008: Web, Virtualization, Security, and a Solid Foundation If you have questions or feedback, contact us. ...

5/10/2010 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 5/9/2012 12:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: IT Generalist

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032448856&culture=en-US

Microsoft Webcast: The Total Economic Impact of Windows Server 2008 R2 (Level 100)

Forrester Consulting conducted a commissioned study on behalf of Microsoft titled, "The Total Economic Impact of Windows Server 2008 R2" that examined the total economic impact and potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by deploying Windows Server 2008 R2. After conducting interviews with nine Microsoft customers, Forrester Consulting found that these companies were able to achieve: management savings for their IT team; benefits from virtualization such as hardware, real estate, and power cost savings; user productivity savings; and other cost savings through DirectAccess and BranchCache technologies. In this webcast, we describe the TEI methodology, explaining the model's assumptions and risk adjustments, and review findings regarding the economic impact of Window Server 2008 R2. Presenter: Michelle Bishop, Consultant, Forrester Consulting Michelle Bishop is a consultant with Forrester's Total Economic Impact (TEI) consulting practice. The TEI methodology focuses on measuring and communicating the value of IT and business decisions and solutions and providing a return-on-investment (ROI) business case based on the costs, benefits, risks, and flexibility of investments. Prior to joining Forrester, Michelle held leadership roles in operations, technology, and marketing in such large organizations as Shell and Avaya. At Shell, she was a product manager for LPG retail distribution initiatives and project lead for quality and information security at Shell Philippines. While working at Avaya, she led the inventory reduction program and consulted on various after-market operations projects. Michelle also came to Forrester with process improvement and account management experience in high-growth startups in media and digital services. Michelle holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of the Philippines. View other sessions from Momentum: Drive Your Midsize Business Forward If you have questions or feedback, contact us. Regardless of any contact preferences you might have previously made on this Microsoft site or on other Microsoft sites or services, by registering for this webcast or virtual lab, you consent and agree to allow Microsoft or one of its third-party agents to contact you no more than three (3) instances for the purpose of soliciting feedback on the webcast or virtual lab or to supply you with special discounts and offers related to products and services presented in the webcast or virtual lab. Any other use of the personal information in your Microsoft Passport profile is subject to the Microsoft Privacy Statement. You can learn more about the privacy and security of Microsoft Passport Network at www.Passport.net ...

3/31/2010 7:00 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada)- 3/30/2012 12:00 AM | Duration:60 Minutes

Primary Language: English

Primary Target Audience: Non-Tech Influencing BDM

https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032444002&culture=en-US

New KB's

How to disable the keyboard Windows key

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/216893

Some unexpected characters may be generated when you use the tcsh shell in Windows Server 2003 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981801

Information about event ID 51

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/244780

"Application has failed to start because framedyn.dll was not found" error message when you open the System Properties dialog box

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319114

How to Clear the Windows Paging File at Shutdown

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314834

How to obtain the latest Windows XP service pack

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389

Microsoft Security Advisory: Vulnerability in Windows Shell could allow remote code execution

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286198

"Your network connection must have IPv6 enabled to create or join a homegroup" error message when you try to create a homegroup in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983276

MS09-056: Vulnerabilities in CryptoAPI could allow spoofing

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974571

Demonstration of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit with Question and Answer time

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/979129

On all supported versions of Microsoft Windows, uninstalling a driver through device manager may not remove associated files or applications with that driver

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2278714

Microsoft Agent-enabled programs may not work in Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969168

Description of the update for Windows Activation Technologies

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971033

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Compatibility Update

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974332

The October 2009 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974431

The April 2010 stability and reliability update for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is available

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980408

"UNSUPPORTED FILE TYPE" error when you try to use Windows Media Center to burn a video DVD from recorded TV on a Windows 7-based computer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2162671

On Windows 7, you cannot stop music playback from a Bluetooth headset with a stop button when you are in the “Add a device” menu

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2282994

Windows Backup does not perform an incremental backup of media files when the Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is enabled in Windows

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981470

On a Windows 7 laptop with hybrid graphics, when you connect an external DVI or Display port monitor, the primary display switches from the laptop screen to the external monitor

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2284283

The Welcome screen may be displayed for 30 seconds during the logon process after you set a solid color as the desktop background in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/977346

"STOP: 0x0000001a" error message on a computer that has an Intel Westmere processor together with the Hyper-V role installed on Windows Server 2008 SP2 or on Windows Server 2008 R2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981791

The systemstatebackup subcommand fails when an invalid ImagePath property is specified for services in Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2289925

An application or service that calls the InitializeSecurityContext function together with the ISC_REQ_EXTENDED_ERROR flag may encounter a TLS/SSL negotiation failure on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975858

Microsoft product compatibility with Single Label Domains, Disjointed Namespaces, and Discontiguous Namespaces

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2269838

Microsoft Advisory Services Engagement Scenario -TS Web Access And Remoteapp Configuration

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2275811

ADMT 3.2 installation incomplete, MMC console error "cannot open database 'ADMT' requested by the login"

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2266373

Known issues that may occur when you use ADMT 3.1 to migrate to a domain that contains Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controllers

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976659

MS10-024: Description of the security update for Windows SMTP Service: April 13, 2010 and July 13, 2010

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976323

Update to add the source server health scanner feature to the Migration Preparation Tool for Windows SBS 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981802

Configure Internet Mail' wizard crashes on SBS 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2020759

You cannot configure Windows Mail to use a Web-based (HTTP) e-mail account on a computer that is running Windows Vista

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926374

Detection and deployment guidance for the July 8, 2008 security release

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/955133

The "Previous Versions" list of a DFS share is empty if you access the share from a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/983437

It takes a long time to complete a batch of print jobs on a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2188792

"E_ OUTOFMEMORY" error code when a COM client tries to subscribe to type change notifications on a 64-bit version of Windows Vista or of Windows Server 2008 that has sufficient memory

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981333

Description of the Remote Desktop Connection 7.0 client update for Remote Desktop Services (RDS) for Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, and Windows Vista SP2

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969084

Stop error message on a Windows Vista-based or Windows Server 2008-based computer when you resume the system from sleep: Stop 0x000000FE

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/967102

How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/935791

A Windows computer may not wake from hybrid sleep

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/944977

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  • Can not print email downloads. Hitting control P will not work. Please indicate the correct process to print my email downloads. Haven't been able to print since I changed to Windows 7.

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